A mother who was in the grip of a life-threatening diabetic seizure is thankful her 3-year-old son has a feel for technology.
Despite never having used a cellphone before and never being shown how, Aaron Green of Coventry, England, managed to dial for help to save his mom, 26-year-old Cally Wootton, the Coventry Telegraph reported.
“If it wasn’t for Aaron I wouldn’t be here now," Wootton told the paper.
Aaron received a bravery badge from his nursery school -- but it isn't too soon for the lad to consider becoming a paramedic or doctor. According to the Mirror, he somehow knew what to do when he found Wootton unconscious on the floor of their home.
Grabbing her Blackberry, he called his great-grandmother, Hazel Leahy, who phoned a neighbor. The neighbor then sped to Wootton's side and dialed the UK's emergency number.
It wasn't just a matter of Aaron typing the numbers and pressing the green button, either. His mother said in the article that he had to unlock the phone and scroll through the address book to find his great-grandma's number. He doesn't know the alphabet and can barely count to 10. "I don't know how he did it," she said.
But in the Daily Mail, she guessed that the boy learned by watching her because she's "nattering" on the phone so much.
Wootton spent five days in an induced coma and awoke with no memory of her brush with death. But she knows who to thank for the fact that she's here to talk about it. "I want everyone to know what a Superman he is," she said in the Mail.
While 3 is a relatively young age to come to the rescue, it happens from time to time. In September, a Wilmington, Del., tyke named Tyrone Copeland Jr. raced across a park to urge bystanders to call 911 because his aunt was having a seizure, ABC News reported. Said his proud dad, Tyrone Copeland Sr.: "I didn't even know he was able to do that."